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‘I’ve come of age’: Smitten Kyrgios turns up heat at Indian Wells

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(Reuters)A smiling, smitten Nick Kyrgios said he has never felt better following his first round win at Indian Wells - and made it clear girlfriend Costeen Hatzi is a big reason why he feels he has come of age. The ...

‘Love jihad’: Indian states want to pass laws to prevent interfaith marriages. The move is unconstitutional and misogynistic

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Akanksha Singh is a journalist based in Mumbai, India. She covers politics and social justice, and has written for the BBC, The Independent and the South China Morning Post, among others. Follow her on Twitter @akank...

‘Schitt’s Creek’ star Dan Levy calls out Indian TV channel for censoring gay kiss

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"Schitt's Creek" star Dan Levy has criticized an Indian TV channel for censoring a scene in which two men kiss. Levy, the co-creator and executive producer of the Canadian comedy, said Comedy Central India's decisio...

‘The Simpsons’ actor Hank Azaria wants to apologize to ‘every single Indian person’ for voicing Apu character

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The character, who runs the local Kwik-E-Mart in Springfield and was voiced by Azaria beginning in 1988, became the subject of controversy in 2017 when comedian Hari Kondabolu released the documentary "The Problem Wi...

‘There is no Singapore variant,’ say politicians after Indian opposition leader makes false Covid claims

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The Singapore and Indian governments berated a senior Indian opposition politician on Wednesday for fanning a coronavirus scare between their countries, saying his comments were "irresponsible" and not based on fact...

12 killed in stampede at Indian shrine

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A stampede at one of India's holiest shrines left at least 12 people dead on New Year's Day, a local official said. Thousands of devotees were at the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu, northern India when the stam...

16-year-old Indian chess sensation Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa stuns world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen

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Sixteen-year-old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa stunned Magnus Carlsen on Sunday, beating the world No. 1 during the Airthings Masters. Praggnanandhaa, nicknamed Pragg, belied his age and his experience as he remained c...

3 Indian sailors killed in explosion on naval ship

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Mumbai, IndiaThree Indian Navy personnel were killed in an explosion on a ship at a naval dockyard in Mumbai on Tuesday, the navy said. It gave no reason for the blast but said a board of inquiry would investigate. "...

5 Indian soldiers among 7 killed in Kashmir gun battles

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Srinagar, IndiaAt least five Indian soldiers and two militants were killed on Monday in a series of gun battles in Indian Kashmir, where security forces have stepped up operations after several civilian killings last...

A young Indian woman died when her hair became trapped in a go-kart wheel

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New Delhi A 21-year-old woman has died in southern India after her hair got caught in the wheel of a go-kart she was driving, police in the city of Meerpet, Telangana state, told CNN. The accident took place on Wedne...

An Indian startup could revolutionize ocean farming with its ‘sea combine harvester’

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Often used to wrap sushi and flavor soups, seaweed has much greater potential -- both as a food and for use in a wide range of products from cosmetics and textiles to biodegradable packaging and even biofuel. Usual...

At least 22 Indian security personnel killed in clash with Maoist insurgents

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At least 22 members of Indian security forces were killed and 31 injured on Sunday during a four-hour gun battle with Maoist insurgents, officials said. Security forces in the central state of Chhattisgarh were cond...

Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win Paralympic gold

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Indian athlete Avani Lekhara became the first woman from her country to ever win a Paralympic Games gold, after scoring 249.6 in the women's 10m air rifle standing final at Tokyo on Monday. The 19-year-old Lekhara b...

Basilashvili, Norrie reach Indian Wells final without Top 25

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Norrie of Britain beat Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-2 in an 86-minute semifinal. Basilashvili needed 1 hour, 41 minutes to get by Fritz, who grew up in the San Diego area and was the clear favorite of the fans....

Biden swipes American press in front of Indian PM Modi: ‘The Indian press is much better behaved’

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"I think what we're going to do is bring in the press," Biden began on Friday as they sat down. "The Indian press is much better behaved than the American press." BIDEN JOKES ABOUT RUNNING OVER REPORTER WITH VEHICLE ...

Bill Clinton turned down tea with the Queen to ‘be a tourist’ and eat Indian food

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London Former US President Bill Clinton declined offers of tea with Queen Elizabeth and dinner at the British Prime Minister's official country house because he wanted to "be a tourist," go shopping and eat Indian fo...

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